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Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training Program

Adventist Behavioral Health – A Proud Academic Partner with Georgetown University Hospital Department of Psychiatry

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training ProgramThe Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training Program utilizes the resources of both Adventist Behavioral Health and the Georgetown University Hospital Department of Psychiatry to offer a dynamic and innovative educational program, which provides hands-on training at Adventist Behavioral Health’s locations in Montgomery County, Maryland.

Training: Year 1

In the first year of training, residents will:

  • Follow patients in both the child and adolescent inpatient and partial hospitalization programs.
  • Gain experience in treating acutely ill children and adolescents as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Treat chronically ill patients in Adventist Behavioral Health Rockville's Residential Treatment Center.
  • Provide psychiatric consultation to medically ill patients and work in sub-specialty clinics including eating disorders, psycho-oncology, developmental pediatrics, autism and normal development.
  • Perform long-term psychotherapy and medication management outpatient work at both Georgetown University Hospital and the Reginald S. Lourie Center for Infants and Young Children (the Lourie Center).

Training: Year 2

In the second year of training, the residents will:

  • Participate in an in-depth school consultation experience; including rotations at the Lourie Center's therapeutic nursery and non-public elementary school, Adventist Behavioral Health's non-public school - The Ridge School of Montgomery County, and schools that have specialized educational programs for learning disorders, developmental disabilities and autism spectrum disorders. 
  • Complete a comprehensive forensic psychiatry rotation, co-lead intensive outpatient adolescent chemical dependency groups and be a team member of both the Before and After School Program and the Early Head Start Program at the Lourie Center.

Faculty & Staff

Child & Adolescent Psychiatrists

Lisa M. Cullins, M.D. Lisa M. Cullins, M.D.
  • Program Director, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training Program, Adventist Behavioral Health/Georgetown University Hospital
  • Director, Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at Adventist Behavioral Health Rockville
  • Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Georgetown University School of Medicine
Peter Levine, M.D., M.M.M. Peter Levine, M.D., M.M.M.
  • Executive Medical Director, Adventist Behavioral Health
  • Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Georgetown University School of Medicine
Michelle Graves Seelman, M.D. Michelle Graves Seelman, M.D.
  • Medical Director, Children’s Inpatient Unit and Partial Hospitalization Programs at Adventist Behavioral Health Rockville
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Georgetown University School of Medicine
James Herrera, M.D. James Herrera, M.D.
  • Medical Director, the Reginald S. Lourie Center for Infants and Young Children - a member of Adventist Behavioral Health and an affiliate of Adventist HealthCare
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Georgetown University School of Medicine
Wale Popoola, M.D. Adebowale Popoola, M.D.
  • Medical Director, Adolescent Inpatient Unit at Adventist Behavioral Health Rockville

Georgetown University Hospital Faculty

Steven A. Epstein, MD
  • Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry, Georgetown University Hospital and School of Medicine
Matthew Biel, M.D., M.Sc.
  • Assistant Professor
  • Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Georgetown University Hospital
  • Director of the Pediatric Psychosomatic Medicine program, Georgetown University Hospital
Avram Mack, M.D.
  • Associate Professor
  • Director of Medical Student Education and clerkship in the Department of Psychiatry
Robyn Wechsler, M.D.
  • Assistant Professor
  • Clinical care provider, Georgetown University Hospital Department of Psychiatry's outpatient child/adolescent program
  • Co-director of first year medical school interviewing courses
Yasmin Jilla, M.D.
  • Clinical care provider for Georgetown University Hospital Department of Psychiatry's outpatient child/adolescent program
  • Psychiatric services, Georgetown University Hospital Department of Pediatrics, Kids Mobile Medical Van

Additional Program Information

For additional information on the Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training Program, please contact Dr. Lisa Cullins, program director, at lcullins@adventisthealthcare.com.